"I hired Kinikia for a birthday luau
party and she was fantastic. She
told us a little about each dance in
advance and then performed them
beautifully. She also taught us a few
dances which made it fun to
participate and dance along with
her. I would definitely hire her again
for a future party."--Theresa C.

"Cynthia, Thank you for providing a
wonderful evening of
entertainment.  Everyone had a
blast!  It was good to finally meet
you, and hopefully we'll get to do
this again.  Thanks again, and be
blessed."  ella via email follow-up
Hawaiiana Luau

"Thank you. We will be calling you
Zahra, via direct contact Manorcare
Health-Fair Oaks Belly Dance and

"I hired DC Hippodrome at the very
last minute after I receiving a last
minute cancellation from another
dancer. I was hosting a large,
nighttime event featuring artists and
variety entertainment.
Dc Hippodrome got back to me
immediately and agreed to the gig
which was taking place in an hour.
They arrived on time and were
extremely professional, pleasant
and flexible. This was a busy event
with a lot of different things going on
and everything was taken in stride.

The dancing was phenomenal and
the crowd definitely responded to it.
The performance added something
exciting and fun to the event and I
can't thank them enough.

I will use them again and highly
recommend them if you need to
add some pizazz to your event."
Jennifer-The Soundry via verified
online submission Belly dance

"I was very impressed with the
performance. It was tasteful and the
performer took the time to educate
the audience on the origin of each
dance performed. Also, the
audience participation was a hit.
Thank you."
Michelle Usual via verified online
submission-Sweet Sixteen Belly

email excerpt
"Dear Kinikia:
Thank you for the wonderful
Hawaiian Hula performance!!
I believe everyone had a GREAT
Time!! I volunteer on Wednesdays
at bingo and there may be one or
two people who are not too
receptive in joining the group,
except today! Boy, they were
having a grand time participating
with hand clapping and enjoying
your dances.<excerpt> <continued>
I am so proud to say I'm a native of
Hawaii. I appreciate your talent and
skill with graceful swaying of arms
and hips. So happy to share the
beauty of Hawaii. Must admit I was
a little homesick too."
Mahalo Nui Loa,
May B. Fairfax, VA via email
correspondence follow-up for LUAU

"I found all of the content valuable; it
gave me insight on what I could do
better and how." Glen Echo Student
survey for Belly Dance by Kinikia

"Chance to practice cymbals and
learn from a beautiful dancer."
Glen Echo Student survey for Belly
Dance by Kinikia

"Hi Kinikia:
Thank you for providing such a
wonderful performance for my dad's
birthday celebration.  He had a
great time and our guests did too!"
Liz V., Alexandria, VA via email
follow up for Belly dance and



"I gave my husband a retirement
luau party on July 21, 2012 at our
home. Amongst other things, I hired
Kinikia to provide authentic hula
dancing. She and her partner were
FANTASTIC!!! She really knows
her stuff and truly pleased each and
every one of our guests including
my four year old cousin. He sat
spellbound, in one place, watching
them perform for about an hour. He
was soooo funny. So, I can truly say
that the crowd from four to probably
80 thoroughly enjoyed the
performance, the chance to
participate in the dances, and
taking pictures that they will cherish
for ever. They are still talking about
this fabulous entertainment. Folks
said they felt like they were in
Hawaii in my backyard. And, my
husband....OMG. He was on Cloud
9 and is still talking about it. He is
my fan for life! This was the best
surprise gift I could ever have given
him. He loved the performance!!!!!

Folks, Kinikia is fabulous and is a
great joy to work with. While we
talked a lot via e-mail or phone, I
had never met her until that day.
She's everything you want.....great
performer, very passionate about
her profession, on time, does what
she says she's going to do,
reasonably priced, and
communicates extremely well via
e-mail or phone. I am so impressed
with her and her customer focus.
You could truly feel the passion that
she and her other dancer have for
their profession and the people they
are working with.

I highly recommend her and would
definitely hire her again and again.
Kinikia, thank you for helping to
make my party "the party of the
century" as stated by many of our

"Kinikia and the other two
"wahines" were just spectacular.
Not only are they incredible
dancers, they are also great at
interacting with the crowd and
getting them into it without being
annoying or aggressive. They were
a class act from start to finish. It
totally made our Luau for our
Hawaiian-born son's Bar Mitzvah.
Everyone just raved about them and
asked how I found them! I will tell
everyone I can about how great they
were and how easy it was to book
them and work out their show. Also,
being able to book the wonderful
ukulele player to start the show was
a treat and just the right touch as
the guests were coming in to
prepare them for the wonderful
dancing! Mahalo for a wonderful
-- Katie Newman, mother of Max
Kalani Newman! via verified online
for LUAU

"Thank you for the amazing show
you put on at my Luau Party on
Saturday. You all did great!!! The
whole show was great but we
especially loved the hula lessons
and fire dances :)"-R.S.'s 14th
birthday LUAU via
DC Hippodrome
for Tropical Shows Facebook, MD

"Hi! Yes, it was a great success!  
We will definitely be in touch with
you for the next luau.  
We'll probably have it mid year in
our upstairs area. Thanks again"
Angie via email follow-up

"I contracted them for my kids
birthday party. The kids had a great
time. They involved the kids with
hula hoop, limbo and other dances.
They were on time, very friendly and
offered a very professional service.
Adults enjoyed the dances as well."
Lala V. via verified online
submission Children's Birthday

"With the help of a good music DJ
and already beach like atmosphere
at the restaurant, DC Hippodrome
delivered! My wife said she loved
the Hawaiian dancers. I threw her a
surprise 40th Hawaiian themed
birthday party. It would not have
been a complete luau without those
dancers. All my guests were
impressed. They were professional,
performed all the island dances
very well, and exceeded my
Dennis C via verified online
submission Luau

"Hi Cynthia, Everything was great
and all my guests had a wonderful
time. Next time we will have a fiesta
with lots of salsa, I wish I knew you
did that earlier -- you are very
talented. I got the pictures thanks! I
will follow-up with Luis on my order.
Thanks for everything."
Naomi-1st Birthday via email
follow-up Luau and Fiesta with
Photography Package

"This year, at our annual benefit
gala, we invited DC Hippodrome to
perform for our patrons and guests.

Being a festive, Carnival-styled
event, DC Hippodrome's
performance was wonderfully
suited, enjoyable, and entertaining!
As guests entered the front doors of
the gala, they were greeted by an
amazing spectacle of fire poi (
fire-spinning). DC Hippodromes
other dance performances were
exciting and festively charged, filled
with streamers, amazing costumes,
fierce energy and vitality!

Having DC Hippodrome perform at
our event was the perfect accent to
this very important and fun evening.
If you are looking for a performance
that is unique, bright, energetic and
entertaining, I suggest you look no
further than the DC Hippodrome!"
bekah m. via insiderpages for

Excellent program and the children
absolutely loved the show. We
would definitely recommend them
to others and have them come back
again. Thanks so much!!
-Kimberly C, School Assembly,
Boonsboro, MD

"DC Hippodrome was amazing &
fantastic!! They truly set the
atmosphere for our event and our
guests were thoroughly entertained.
We most highly recommend this
group to anyone who wants to add
life and excitement to their party!
Professionalism, Energy, and
beautiful smiles- Thanks, DC
Hippodrome!" -M.O. Charlottesville,
VA via online verified feedback for

"We and all of our guests LOVED
DC Hippodrome. They were
extremely prompt and courteous
and were amazing with all of the
kids. My girls are now asking for
hula lessons they were so
enamored. DC Hippodrome put on
a very professional show and had a
huge impact on our party. We will
definitely use them again in the
future when needed!" -verified
online, Sara, LUAU Gainesville, VA

"BLEW US AWAY-Kinikia was very
communicative, following up with
me via email and the phone. She
worked with me and my budget to
put together an amazing show for
my Tiki party. She and her crew
showed up slightly early to get
ready, and were friendly,
professional (and good looking!).
The actual performance surpassed
my expectations. The costumes
looked authentic. The island
dances captured my guests'
attention, and the fire dances blew
everyone away! They made sure to
engage the audience, even calling
for willing participants. I wasn't sure
my friends were the participating
kind of people, and were a little shy
at first, but by the end, people did
not have to be asked to volunteer.
My favorite was watching my male
guests follow-the-leader in the war
dance where they stuck out their
tongues, made scary faces, and
slapped their chests. At the end of
the show, my friends loved the
opportunity to get their photos taken
with the performers. Overall, this
was a positive experience and DC
Hippodrome's show was what
transcended this party from
average to unforgettable."-verified
Dawn, LUAU Potomac, MD

professional. They were on time and
provided great entertainment for all
our guests. Everyone had a great
time! Thanks again."-verified online,
Christine  Birthday Party, Hampton,

Thank you for participating in
TISCOM's "A Taste of the World"
Multicultural Fair and representing
your dance company, bringing a
cultural dance experience to our
military and civilian members. We
truly enjoyed you're presentation
and hope that you enjoyed the
event.  I received many
compliments from our colleagues
about the event, and even in down
pouring rains that we were having
on this day, you and your team
performed very well.  Thank you for
coming out and we hope that you
enjoyed your time with us!"
Respectfully, TISCOM- Hala A. via
email follow-up Fiesta
Program-Salsa, samba, cha cha,
merengue, bachata

"Hi Kinikia:
Everyone had a grand time at the
party!  Thank you for the follow up.
I hope for this to become an annual
event, and to see you again this
time next year!!
Thanks for everything!" Private
Haunted via email follow-up Luau in
Alexandria- Deidre

(4/7) "Do yourself a favor and look
up YouTube footage on local artists
representing the DC Hippodrome
Variety Show, they offer plenty of
''island dance forms'', including
Tahitian, Polynesian, Hula and
native Traditional Hawaiian dances,
and has been performing
throughout the DC area (mainly the
hotbed of Northern VA past I-66) for
many years now. As equally sexy as
waiting bellydance, these ladies
(get in contact with Kinikia, who
also is a talented bellydancer) put a
lot of effort and energy into their
shows, also offering male dancers
as well as dances with fire. As
many of you know, I've said in the
past few years it won't be long
before a major movement of ''hula
and island fusion'' with bellydance
will make its way across the
landscape. For more on their
shows and booking opportunities,
go HERE (our site)  for details.
Their next performance will be at
TurCuisine in Herndon, VA on April
23rd...I think this site (and this area)
can use a island dance ''oasis''
page, 'ya think? :)~~" Thank you to
Brandon's Oasis for these kind

for the ...PERFORMER the other
night!! The girls loved him ....:-)
Thank you  for the entertainment!
My guest had the best time ever!!
Karima! via email follow-up Fire
Dance Show

"Great presence- were very flexible
about working around our schedule
and venue. Had the crowd engaged
and entertained."-M.A. via Yelp for

From our last Turcuisine
performance for Hawaiiana
"Fantastic! Loved the island theme
and the hippodrome dancers! We
didn't know that the performance
was happening, and it ended up
being a super fun surprise for our
anniversary! Food was wonderful,
and we'll be back again!" - Corinne, user for LUAU at

Turcuisine wrote "Thanks to DC
Hippodrome Hawaiiana dancers
Maile Johnson and Kinikia
everyone had an amazing time last
night. Unfortunately being a small
restaurant we had customers who
missed the show. The good news is
that we decided to do it again!
Keep you posted" via facebook for

"It was great fun, the resident's
really enjoyed it! I'll pass on your
info to our HR Dept." -Sharry
International Festival at the
Virginian via email follow-up "Taste
of the Tropics" package
Fire spinner
Luau Dancer in DC VA MD ęBryant Payden
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Wedding anniversary luau party
Kinikia Hawaiian Dancer in USA
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Wedding dedication for Hawaiian Luau shows in Virginia Maryland Washington DC
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